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Things you need to know about car multimedia

For a long time, car multimedia could be met only in high-end cars, limousines. Until the late 90s, no one could even imagine watching movies or playing video games in a car. Today, multimedia is available in almost any car through feature-rich aftermarket video head units, OEM infotainment systems, portable DVD players and screens, and a great number of other setups. In fact, every user can easily configure a car multimedia system. The only things needed for that are an audio component, a video component, and some type of media. In this blog, we will share some facts you need to know before you try.

There are lots of different pieces of equipment that just work together in car multimedia, but they can all be divided into the following types:

  • Auto equipment. It is the traditional car stereo equipment. You need a head unit and speakers which need to be able to handle video inputs.
  • Video equipment. It consists of video head units, headrest-mounted screens, and ceiling-mounted screens.
  • Media sources. The system can rely fully on physical media, but there is also an option to go digital.

Building a good car multimedia system can become rather a challenging task because of a great number of components that have to match together. Consider them individually. If you have a good audio system, it is likely to work fine with video components.

However, it can also pay in advance: choose a video head unit if you plan to add video later. It is also a good idea to decide on a source you want to take advantage of. This way you will not have to pay extra for features that you are not going to use.

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